A group of employees from Loanhead-based business Arthur McKay have participated in a major clean up of the Bilston Viaduct cycleway as part of environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Clean Up Scotland campaign.
Eleven employees worked hard to transform a local litter hot spot, collecting 12 bags of rubbish from the area which were removed by Midlothian Council.
Arthur McKay, the UK’s leading building support services providers, supported the employees’ Clean Up efforts. Kevin Young, Operations Director, said: “We are delighted to have been able to make a real difference to the Bilston Viaduct cycleway. Not only did it leave us with a great deal of satisfaction that we were able to help our community, but it was great fun! I’d recommend it to anyone.
“What we want to see now is that the cycleway stays in the condition in which we left it. Selfish, and thoughtless behaviour costs local authorities more than £1 million a week to deal with. We want the small minority who litter and allow their dogs to foul in the area to change their behaviour and help us to keep the viaduct in good condition for use by all of the community.”
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, added: “Arthur McKay is to be commended as a business which is committed to improving the local environment – encouraging employees to get out and make a difference really helps – good clean environments are good for people and for business.
“Keep Scotland Beautiful aims to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable. By joining more than 600,000 others to take Clean Up action the volunteers from Arthur McKay have done a fantastic job to help us achieve this goal.”